This course is intended for engineers who work in fall protection and need to design or evaluate systems in accordance with ANSI Z359.6 and/or CSA Z259.16, “Design of Active Fall Protection Systems”. The program is delivered by Greg Small, who led development of the CSA Z259.16 standard and subsequently assisted with development of ANSI Z359.6. Students receive software to analyze systems in accordance with both standards.
Participants gain extensive insight into engineering principles and methods for analyzing critical aspects of fall protection systems and equipment. All formulae in the standards and others needed for advanced analysis are derived and/or explained in the course. Students perform both hand and computer calculations in the class, tutored by the instructor(s).
Instruction by the Engineer who developed most of the technical content of ANSI Z359.6 and CSA Z259.16, “Design of Active Fall Protection Systems", as well as choice of an electronic copy of either of these standards.
A course manual containing essential engineering formulae, reference materials, presentation summaries and real-world exercises with solutions.
MS Excel Software (renewable 1 year license) to analyze a large variety of Fall Protection systems and scenarios. The software can analyze most fall protection systems once engineering properties of components and equipment are known.
Choice of the CSA Z259.16 or ANSI Z359.6 "Design of Active Fall Protection Systems" standards
Digital copies of articles, catalogues, technical papers, calculation aids and regulations.
This course is also offered in a virtual classroom environment. To see the virtual classroom dates click here
Level 1 (16 hours)
Impact loads from various vertical Fall Arrest Systems
Free Fall and Clearance calculations
Personal Energy Absorber and Self Retracting Lifeline deployments (and the level of impact that may occur if fully deployed due to greater worker weights and free falls)
Vertical Lifeline behavior on vertical faces and sloping surfaces